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Still Here, Still Enraged
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Still Here, Still Enraged

A Manifesto

15 November 2018

Joanna Lugo and Leah Harris use Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions as a framework to speak out about gender inequalities they've notice in the theatre community, and call on the larger theatre community to fight for gender parity. 

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A performance of Mawlana at The VORTEX in Austin, Texas
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A performance of Mawlana at The VORTEX in Austin, Texas

Saturday 6 October 2018

Canopy Theatre, in partnership with La Scéne Theatre from Aix-en-Provence, France, and The VORTEX in Austin, Texas, presents Mawlana livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 6 October at 6 p.m. PDT (San Francisco) / 8 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 9 p.m. EDT (New York) / 20:10 GMT+1 (London).

Representation and Ability On Stage in Dallas, Texas
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Representation and Ability On Stage in Dallas, Texas

28 June 2018

Shelby-Allison Hibbs interviews director Marianne T. Galloway and theatre administrator and actor Sherry Jo Ward about representation in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and what it’s like to create theatre with their unique physical challenges.

Representation Matters
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Representation Matters

The Monologue Project

8 April 2018

Gab Cody reflects on the birth of The Monologue Project, an initiative that started in Pittsburgh, USA and Dallas, USA to increase the canon of audition-length monologues for women of African Descent.

Drug Wars with Gender Role Reversals
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Drug Wars with Gender Role Reversals

28 September 2017

Shelby-Alison Hibbs analyzes Matthew Paul Olmos’ so go the ghosts of mexico, part 2.

When Disaster Strikes
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When Disaster Strikes

The Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on Houston’s Small Theatres

31 August 2017

Trevor Boffone writes about the effects Hurricane Harvey has had on the theatre community in Houston, Texas.

Theatre History Podcast #44
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Theatre History Podcast #44

Exploring the Performing Arts Collections at the Harry Ransom Center with Dr. Eric Colleary

21 August 2017

Dr. Eric Colleary, Cline Curator of Theater and Performing Arts at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, introduces us to the treasures in the center's performing arts collections.

A Different Romeo & Juliet—A Year Later
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A Different Romeo & Juliet—A Year Later

17 June 2017

In the last installment of the series, Briandaniel Oglesby reflects on his queer adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, and advocates for more queer-centered theatre made with and for young people.

Gardens Bloom, Cultures Clash
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Gardens Bloom, Cultures Clash

Native Gardens by Karen Zacarías

15 June 2017

Trevor Boffone looks at the provocation of Native Gardens by Karen Zacarías in Houston and the conversations it’s starting about Latinx theatre.

Toward a Model of Inclusive Practice
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Toward a Model of Inclusive Practice

An Intern’s Perspective on the Guthrie Theater

28 April 2017

Matthew Hernandez shares his experience interning at the Guthrie Theater last summer as part of a pilot program for students of color at University of Texas at Austin.

Pedagogy Notebook
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Pedagogy Notebook

Responding to LGBT Homelessness in Emilio Rodriguez’s Swimming While Drowning

24 April 2017

Trevor Boffone writes about teaching Emilio Rodriguez’s Swimming While Drowning in an Intro to LGBT Studies class at the University of Houston.

“Put On Your Good Bra!”
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“Put On Your Good Bra!”

An Interview with Dr. Omi Osun Joni Jones on Theatrical Jazz

13 April 2017

In this installment, scholar-artist Dominique C. Hill interviews Omi Osun Joni L. Jones about the Theatrical Jazz aesthetic, and how it intersects with academic theatre.

Pedagogy Notebook
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Pedagogy Notebook

Student Performances in the Introductory Latinx Literature Classroom

29 January 2017

Professor Adrianna M. Santos writes about assigning a performance project to the undergrads in her Latina/o Literature survey class.

Video Games as an Art Form Part 3
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Video Games as an Art Form Part 3

Bringing Games to Life

27 January 2017

In this last installment, Rick Stemm shares the production process—from idea to execution—for Heroes Must Die.

Edward Albee’s Kindest Character
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Edward Albee’s Kindest Character

11 November 2016

Playwright Jacob Juntunen remembers Edward Albee’s generosity toward other playwrights.

Better Up
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Better Up

"Aquatic Thought" and Reflections on a Fornesian Playwriting Workshop

29 October 2016

Kevin Howard wraps up the Better Up series, sharing his thoughts on a Fornesian writing workshop, and the piece he created in it.

Better Up
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Better Up

Fur Cornell Box—The Process

29 October 2016

Enrique Granado continues the Better Up Cafe Onda series, describing his process for creating a Cornell box about Migdalia Cruz's Fur.

Better Up
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Better Up

Discovering Latina/o Theatre

28 October 2016

Courtnie Alvarado writes about her experience in a Latino Theatre Topics course at the University of North Texas.

Better Up
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Better Up

Gray, a Sexual POV

28 October 2016

Jose Rodriguez continues the Better Up Cafe Onda series, expressing his feelings about a Latino Theatre Topics course at the University of North Texas.

Notes from the Skybridge Production of Romeo and Juliet
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Notes from the Skybridge Production of Romeo and Juliet

9 September 2016

In this installment, Briandaniel Oglesby shares updates leading up to the performance of his students’ queer adaptation of Romeo & Juliet.

Normalizing Theatre Performances En Nuestras Escuelas
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Normalizing Theatre Performances En Nuestras Escuelas

6 September 2016

Theatre artist and teacher Oscar Franco shares his experience normalizing theatregoing as a viable recreational activity for families of color in Texas. 

Breath of Love
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Breath of Love

Jelisa Jay Robinson’s Stories of Us

18 August 2016

Ursula Walker on Jelisa Jay Robinson’s Stories of Us at the Mexican American Cultural Center in Austin, Texas.

Afro-Latin@ Theatre Series
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Afro-Latin@ Theatre Series

Actor and Activist Gustavo Melo Cerqueira

15 August 2016

In this installment, Jelisa Jay Robinson profiles Gustavo Melo Cerqueira, a Brazilian arts activist based in Austin, Texas.

Growing Pains
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Growing Pains

Dallas, Texas

13 August 2016

Shelby-Allison Hibbs collects thoughts from Dallas theatremakers about the sustainability of the city’s theatre scene.

The Year of Yockey at Kitchen Dog Theater
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The Year of Yockey at Kitchen Dog Theater

11 August 2016

Shelby-Allison Hibbs on Kitchen Dog Theater’s productions of Steve Yockey’s Blackberry Winter and The Thrush and the Woodpecker.